1. Fred Frith
3. The Residents
4. Lars Hollmer
7. Pere Ubu
9. Sun City Girls
10. The Mothers of Invention
What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
Start from the start: "Why Don't You Eat Carrots?" The guitarist from my first metal band I was in actually recommended it, since I liked Amon Duul II so much at the time. The krautrock obsession became full blown at that point.
What is your favorite album of 2?
Jesus, too hard to say. Lately it's been Monster Movie, but I keep going back to Future Days. So I'll say, for consistency, Future Days.
What is your favorite lyric that 3 has sung?
Bulging eyes abound about
The birthday boy today;
Screaming, "Creaming eyes!"
His mother looked away.
"Creaming eyes explode upon
An apple pirate toad
And if an injun ate a plate
I'd laugh and live abode."
What is your favorite song by 7?
What is a good memory you have involving the music of 10?
I'm sad that I'm struggling with this one, I guess all I can come up with is that I asked my wife to get me "Just Another Band from LA" from a local hippie shop on vinyl for my birthday, since I saw they had it for like 30 bucks. "What do you want for your birthday?" "Just grab me that Zappa album I've almost bought several times." She came back with a gift card and said that it sold, but I could go shopping there with the gift card. I found it, since the title makes no mention of Zappa, she didn't know it was the right one. I was excited, I thought it sold. Boring story, I listen to them a lot, but have no stories to go with it.
Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
Loneliness. Residents don't do depressing often, but when they do, wow.
What is your favorite lyric that 2 has sung?
"She is living in and out of tune." People give Damo too much credit for his stoned nonsense lyrics, but that line is especially fantastic. I love Can, but the lyrics rarely get to me.
What is your favorite song by 9?
A Different Kind of Whore.
How did you get into 5?
I like this question, I was going with "I don't know" for a bit, but now I remember! Chrome and Helios Creed were both on a comp "Space Box: 1970s & Beyond." I don't listen to them as much anymore, but I first got into them when I was first starting Last.fm, so they remain pretty high on the charts.
What was the first song you heard by 1?
This might be consistent with the "I don't know" answer, there was a period of time where I was taking in more music then I was listening to. I discovered the RIO movement and got a few Frith related jams in the mix. I can tell you, I remember when the obsession began: I was listening to Cheap at Half the Price on the way home from a friend's house. Middle of a blizzard, I had it cranked, I got locked into "Same Old Me" hard and all of a sudden, it all made sense....
What is your favorite song by 4?
I should have looked at these questions before taking the survey, they kind of suck, I mean, you could just look at my top track from Lars and assume it's my choice: And you'd be WRONG, it's Vill Du Höra Mer, for sure.
How many times have you seen 9 live?
Charles Gocher passed away before I got into them, as is the case with most of the bands I loved. I was born too late and/or got into good music too late.
What is a good memory you have involving 2?
So many instances where bad days turned to good as I get sucked into a trance. I've had completely sober spiritual type moments set to Can. I remember listening to You Doo Right one time, rattling the walls at my old shitty apartment, feeling this... tightness in my chest, but in a good way and having tears stream out, not of sadness, not quite joy, like some unexplained emotion that fascinated me. The song wasn't new to me, it was just really hitting me hard that day. There have also been so not so sober fond memories.
Is there a song of 8 that makes you sad?
Yeesh, kind of a stretch, I guess "American Life." Primus isn't all that sad.
What is your favorite album of 5?
What is your favorite song of 1?
"True Love" just to pick one, too many to really choose.
What is your favorite song of 10?
This survey BLOWS, I'll go with "Magic Fingers"
How many times have you seen 8 live?
What is your favorite album of 1?
Cheap at Half the Price
What is a great memory you have considering 9?
I rode on the back of a giant bird, flying into the sun while listening to Grotto of Miracles.
What was the first song you heard by 8?
Their biggest hit: Wynonna's Big Brown Beaver.
What is your favorite cover by 2?
They covered the "Can-Can" section of Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, only cover I know of!
Well that was hardly worth it, tired and not into it, well, here I go pressing the Post button....